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is author of "the king years" and center of women, politics and public policy and author of "moving america towards justice." taylor, you're a great historian. first let's do this. the president spoke on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington and the famous "i have a dream" speech. he paid tribute to the men and women in the front lines only a few of whom such as john lewis are with us today. let's watch the president. >> because they kept marching, america changed. because they marched, the civil rights law was passed. because they marched, city councils changed and state legislatures changed and congress changed and yes, eventually the white house changed. because they marched america became more free and more fair. not just for african-americans but for women and latinos, asians and native americans, for catholics, jews, and muslims, for gays, for americans with disabilities. america changed for you and for me. >> have conservatived in america judged this man by the content of his character? >> absolutely not. conservatives in america talk about conservative politics and use the
in america, a good job with good wages, a good education, a home of your own, affordable health care, secure retirements, even if you're not rich, more ladders of opportunity for everybody, that's what we should be fighting for. and one of the most important things we can do to restore that sense of upward mobility, the ability to achieve the american dream, the idea that if you can make it if you try, one of the most important things we can do is make sure every child is getting a good education. and the students who are studying here, they understand that. that's why they've made sacrifices. that's why their family are making sacrifices. you understand that if the face of global competition, when the germans and the chinese and the indians are all putting more money into education and putting more money into research and -- that we can't just stand pat. we can't stand by and do nothing. you understand that a great education's more important than ever. and you don't have to take my word for it. look, the data is clear. if you get some kind you have higher education, whether its a two-year d
in any other congressional district in america. so i got back to my office, thinking i had delivered one of the best speeches on insects ever made, and my staff said joe, in about two minutes you just reinforced in the minds of all americans what we have a problem with in south alabama. >> that's an honest guy. next up, he's the most interesting guy in the world, at least on tv that is. since his first appearance on american television in 192006, the man has been an advertising icon. most are familiar are the bearded gentleman's feats of strength, daring adventures and debonair charm. but the actor who plays this hemingwayesque character jonathan goldsmith has taken on another real life after you world joining clear path international that aids survivors of landmine and bomb accidents. here he is in vietnam talking about the group. >> these are live bombs in a moment or two, we're going to blow them up. >> i'm here in vietnam to meet with bomb accident survivors being helped by a very special group. clear path international. sadly, millions of bombs left over from that conflict continue
is give an alternative. we need to start telling the people of america what our health care alternative is and we've yet to do that. >> bob, there's no accountability as we've been saying about other issues because of hyper partisan districts. if i'm a gop member of the house and rail against obama care and say let's defund the government, et cetera, et cetera, and maybe public surveys across the country say that individual is out of step, chances are they're not out of step in their own district. >> i think that's true. one of the problems the republican party has now is that it rode the tea party to power in the house in 2010 and now stuck with all those people. i think john is largely right about what sensible republicans want to do. i'm not sure he's right about the ways out. but you have a whole group of folks who might just take this over the cliff. if boehner holds to the rule that he las to have a majority of the majority before he'll bring anything to the floor, you might just have a government shutdown. and sensible people in the republican party like john brabender, carl row
trying to help america with the civil rights movement. that was my learning experience from it and i hope everybody will walk away with that two. >> two of those three guys burned alive are white. thank you, cuba gooding about. you're going to get an oscar nomination. oh, you are going to get one. >> we're already dealing with one in the movie and that's oprah. >> whitaker is getting the big one. thank you. lee daniels, great work. fabulous historic work. up next, it's america's biggest yard sale and if you ever wanted a souvenir from the war in afghanistan now is your chance. if you want a humvee and an important programming note. starting next month, one week from today, catch "hardball" exclusively at 7:00 eastern. no more 5:00. for those of you watching at 5:00 eastern, next week you need to tune in at 7:00. we're going exclusively at 7:00 eastern. so we're going to having to share time at a different time. anyway, that's "hardball." i'm "hardball." it's the place for politics. i think farmers care more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we rai
the safest big city in america. and i'm happy to say we are on pace for another record low of shootings and homicides this year. because our police officers follow the law and follow the crime. they fight crime wherever crime is occurring and at the don't worry if their work doesn't match-up to a census chart. >> governor, this is a big part of his legacy. he doesn't want to leave office with the record he has intact and all of a sudden be remembered as the guy implementing stop and frisk on an unconstitutional basis >> he should be remembered to the man who helped reduce violent crime to historic levels in this city. we have an seen a decline across the country but haven't seen anything like the dramatic decline in new york city. you can trash new york city where we will very policing including stop and frisk with chicago where the rate of minority murders in that city is just unacceptable. share lynn is also right when you look at the sticks. look at the statistics of stop and frisk. it reflects basicallity percentages of those hose ultimately are arrested and charged with crimes in t
into this sort of nonsense, he ends up being the image that the rest of america gets about republicans. and people like lamar alexander and everybody else who is complaining about all of this, they are offering him this vacuum because they are unwilling to anger the folks that are going to vote in the primary by going out and offering some leadership instead, they're letting cruz become their voice to get the base fired up which is good for cruz, but as everybody has suggested, it just isn't good for the republican party and the general election. when you start this stuff about blinking, you end up with confrontation that leaves the country in a standoff mess. >> you're talking about a guy actually running for president and using this language and actually asking the american people i guess implicitly to give him the nuclear football. give him the buttons, give him the codes. a guy like that who talks and thinks like this in these cold war terms given the power to blow us up. i mean, at one point do you separate just good rhetoric and rabble-rousing with possibly governing this country
. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. some hot political news. we got a look at the new jersey special election for the u.s. senate. we check the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a new monmouth university asbury park press poll, democratic cory booker, no surprise has a 16-point lead over the republican 54-38 in the special election to fill out the term of frank lautenberg. this special election is coming up wednesday, october 16th. and we'll be right back. are you flo? yes. is this the thing you gave my husband? well, yeah, yes. the "name your price" tool. you tell us the price you want to pay, and we give you a range of options to choose from. careful, though -- that kind of power can go to your head. that explains a lot. yo, buddy! i got this. gimme one, gimme one, gimme one!
. this is -- >> he connected once when he said 47%. >> that's the thing. >> everybody in america heard that one. >> that apparently had a bigger impact than anything else. >> a lot of republicans are below the average income. >> right. >> they're regular republicans, my family. regular republicans are not all rich. >> thank you. that's where the reagan democrats came from. ronald reagan connected with the blue collar white voters, but they've not had that connection since in the gop, so they've turned to tactics like voter i.d. >> tell me, professor, i've only seen you do such great things on this network and i mean it. >> thank you. >> but tell me what you tell to school guys up at lehigh, and how do they see this, the republican party after all these years after being damned good on voting rights in the '60s. i check it out. only two republican senators in the entire senate voted against the act. john tar row of texas and of course strom thurman. that was it. >> that's right. >> every republican senator was gung ho for voting rights. today what would the vote be? >> it will be almost the oppo
stories, no nothing. you are cut off. america will pay its debts. it will not default. it will not destroy its credit in the world. and you can threaten. you can scream and yell, but the united states government will not fail in the bankruptcy because of this economic terrorism you on the right purport to be a political philosophy. well, the secretary of the treasury said it less dramatically this morning, but said it just as clearly. any attempt by the right wing to threaten this country with national default will be met with the strongest response, no deals. bashar al assad in damascus, but against those in this country who would jeopardize the country's financial strength. joining me right now are two political pros, democrat steve mcmahon, and republican john fayry. treasury secretary jack lew is warning republicans that unless they agree to raise the debt limit, the united states will default on its debts internationally in mid-october, earlier than some had anticipated. in fact, on an interview today on cnbc, mr. lew had a clear message for republicans, and it's coming right from the
everyone, from sandra fluke to president obama. that needs to change. america is better than. this and i hoechst my friends on the right are better than tattoo. all right. that's enough for tonight. that's it for tonight's show. i hope everyone has a great weekend, including you, bill. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >> eve of destruction. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm michael south america connish -- i'm michael smerconish. leading off tonight, hope or hopeless? despite a litany of challenges facing republicans, party leaders put on a brave face at this week's summer meetings in boston. their mission is a clear one, rally the party around the theme that worked well for democrats in 2008. that would be hope. >> what we have to do in a sense is be a party of optimism and hope. i think part of what we have to do in the era of president obama's disasterer is we have to get beyond being anti-obama, and we have to reconvince people you can have hope in america, that we can have a better future. >> hope for republicans nationally is
to an american mother in the state of hawaii. that is actually in america. the birthers have been all but silent when it comes to ted cruz. cruz has already visited the important presidential primary states of iowa and south carolina. he's headed to new hampshire this month. he's giving every indication he may be thinking of running for president and is eligible to do so. he's a natural born citizen because he did not have to be naturalize 37d that's how simple it is. he was an american at the second of his birth. joining me are texas political expert and political writer wayne slater and washington post editorial writing jonathan capehart. wayne, i couldn't be more clear in my complete and utter agreement with senator cruz. he's an american by birth. his mother was american. i don't care if you're flying in an airplane over to lead doe or somewhere in spain, if you're born to an american mother, you're an american, damn it. because you don't have to get naturalized. that's what a naturalized american means. you are a citizenship natural born. don't the crazy birthers in the state of texas which
to be as wrong for america as they are, they will keep galvanizing people for lack of exposing what they really are all about. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> monster. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start with this. it's a ghastly story, more ghastly than most can imagine. three women kept captive in the dark for over a decade, again and again raped, chained to walls. they escaped this may after one of the captive women broke through a storm door on that street and flagged down a neighbor. well, today the monster who did this, ariel castro, was sentenced to life in prison, plus a thousand years. he had pled guilty to 937 counts of rape, kidnapping and murder. he will never be a free man. but the staggering moment came today when one of the three victims, michelle knight, spoke about the horror of the basement, the horror of the monster who kept her there and used her. >> i missed my son every day. i wondered if i was ever going to see him again. he was only 2 1/2 years old. when i was tooken. i cried every
with this. a dozen years ago this month, the united states of america received a sharp warning. bin laden. determined to strike in u.s. that message was delivered to the president directly. a month later this country was hit harder than at any time since pearl harbor. but without blaming george w. bush for failing to act sufficiently to that warning an of august 6th, 2001, should anyone blame this president and his people for acting in time this time? joining me tonight from cairo, nbc news chief foreign correspondent richard engel and with us from new york, msnbc terrorist analyst governor coleman. nbc is reporting now the interrogation behind the worldwide terrorist alert this week was an intercepted communication between the leader an of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula and the leader of al qaeda central over in pakistan. the man who succeeded osama bin laden zawahiri. the two men reportedly agreed that they wanted to do something big. timed to the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan which is right now. and that's what led the united states to close 19 embassies. there they are on
, i think what people care about in pakistan is america is blowing people up from the sky. they're not showing their faces. they see this cowardly and it alienates the population. understand there's a real debate to be had about the blowback of drone strikes. but our rhetoric has nothing to do with it. >> you know, jonathan, elections are imprecise. you choose one party or the other, one general approach or the other. the general approach of the bush administration george w was a freedom agenda. certainly the idea of the road to jerusalem is through baghdad. all this sort of neo con theorizing that if we go over there and go into iraq, somehow the front lines in the middle east will be loosen up, there will be some democratizing and it will somehow lead to a peace treat things will be better in the middle east. that means war generally. it means war. twice into iraq, once in afghanistan. obama came in saying i'm sort of a '60s guy. i don't really think big war is the answer to all big problems. i think a more surgical approach, let's get the bad guys and narrow it to that. let's
month that would rename nearly all of america's coastline waters after our 40th president, ronald reagan. the proposed legislation would include 3.4 million square nautical miles stretching 200 miles out from u.s. shores. so if you're hitting the beach this summer, know you may soon be honoring reagan's legacy ere time you take a dip. stephen colbert liked the idea so much that he's proposing another way to honor the former president. take a look. >> there's no place on earth too large or too arbitrary to honor the giper's legty. that's why tonight i am proud to declare that the area between four and seven feet off the ground the ronald wilson reagan economic breathing zone. right up there. [ laughter ] this, folks, this is the storied swath of american atmosphere within which ronald reagan's very own mouth was often found. i'm feeling a little woozy. i think i might sit down in the walter mondale, don't stand up for america's zone. >> next, new york mayoral account anthony weiner isn't winning anything in the foreign press. he knocked on doors of harlem. he was making fun of germany wit
and at times racism that's infused recent conservative events and it's gotten so bad calling obama an america hating communist despot is hardly the worst of it. take for instance a rodeo clown putting on an obama mask prompting the announcers to mock and insult the president. one audience member said it was like something out of a klan rally. nfl arizona, they chanted bye bye black sheep and in orlando earlier this month, the president and first lady were greeted with signs that said kenyan go home. at town halls republican congressman are renewing calls for impeachment and investigations into the president's birth certificates that some read as veiled attacks on his race. this latest episode comes courtesy of congressman blake farenthold from texas. >> i think the horse is already out of the barn on this on the whole birth certificate issue that original kong -- they should have looked into thissen an they didn't. i'm not sure how we fix it. >> representative tedio ho a republican from south florida, said in a recent town hall he supports the birther movement. >> if it is truly illegal, he c
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